BLUFFTON, Ind. (WFFT) -- It's official, masks are now required statewide for Hoosiers but not everybody is happy about it.
More than 2,200 people in the Facebook group, "Free your face, Fort Wayne" are saying there's no way they'll wear a mask.
The group's administrator Audrey Queckboerner, says she believes wearing a mask is a serious health issue and unconstitutional.
Queckboerner, says "No, we should never be mandated to stop our breathing, it's not healthy. Let us live our lives, we have to work… we have to buy groceries"
Queckboerner also says she deals with anxiety and believes many others are anxious while wearing a mask.
Overall, she says it may trigger others that deal with mental health issues.
Health experts disagree, saying masks are an effective way to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Allen County Health Commissioner Dr. Matthew Sutter says masks don't have a negative impact on anyone's breathing.
He says, "There's a lot of misinformation out there about masks, about potentially negative things about wearing masks and most of them just aren't true. Masks are just a simple, effective way to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus."
Bobbi Shane, the owner of Fields of Grace Floral Boutique in Bluffton says she's not making customers wear masks in her store.
Shane says, "As days go on, our rights are just being taken away, one step at a time. Me owning a private business, I feel like it should be my right as the business owner to decide if people should wear masks in my business."
Shane says it's all about having the freedom to choose.
She says, "In America, we were founded on Freedom and right now we don’t have that freedom our country was founded on, we don’t.”
Not only is she welcoming customers without a mask, but Shane is also giving some goodies to her customers.
She recalls thinking of a way to help her customers if they feel uncomfortable with wearing a mask.
Shane says, “I was like okay, I have to be creative and with everything. So, we’re gonna offer free snacks and free water.”